Dan O'Donnell looks back at the week's weirdest stories in his fun Friday segment, "How Bizarre."
A Bad Place to Deal
Three people are under arrest after a woman tried to sell methamphetamine...at a courthouse. 24 year-old Telby Fields of Mount Olive, Kentucky, was in court for a case in which she was charged with third-degree terroristic threatening. While sitting in the back waiting for the judge to appear, Fields allegedly asked at least three other people waiting in the courtroom if they would be interested in buying some meth from her. They were, but unfortunately for them, a bailiff overheard them and police busted them when they tried to get the deal done in the parking lot.
Bonus Points for Creativity
A suspected drunk driver in Florida thought he had a brilliant way to get out of an arrest. He told an officer who pulled him over and spotted an open bottle of Jim Beam that he wasn't drinking while driving--not technically at least. See, he said he only drank from the bottle while he was stopped at stop signs or red lights. So he wasn't drinking and driving, he was drinking while idling! Sadly for the admittedly creative Earle Gustavas Stevens, it didn't work. He was charged with drunk driving and will be arraigned at the end of this month.
Nice Work If You Can Get It
A man in Spain got himself the perfect government job. He was employed as an archives director, but for more than ten years, he never actually did any work. He would clock in, leave, and then come back to clock out. In between, he told Spanish TV that he would just go home and hang out. Now he's been banned from ever working for the government in Spain. Chances are, though, he'd be one of the most productive government workers in Washington, DC.
Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?
Liberal activists at the University of Montana are protesting the school's new slogan "The world needs more cowboys." Why? It's apparently racist and too masculine. Said Darrell Hutchinson, a cultural specialist, "If you’re not a white person, and especially if you’re an Indian, it would make you feel out of place -- it wouldn’t make you feel too good about yourself." Might we humbly suggest an alternate slogan, "The world needs more cowpersons?"